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The parents of children in families do not parent their children in isolation – they draw upon the knowledge and resources of experts, seek support from grandparents and other family members and call in favours from friends to help. And they use their influence to fight the corner fiercely for their child to get the best they can for them.
So it should be with local authorities and their partnerships. Corporate parenting should not be a lone heroic mission.
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10.2 We have described a vision for our country in which child mental health and wellbeing is everybody’s business, where our collective resilience and mental strength is regarded as an asset to the nation in the same way as we prize our levels of attainment, creativity and innovation.